San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
May 23 & 24
9.30 - 4.30
Look up, Look down, Look through, Look into, Look around, explore and draw!
Edinburgh's Calton Hill is an ideal spot to spend a day drawing.
With a choice of urban or natural landscape, you will fill your sketchbooks with exciting responses to what the cityscape offers, whether vast or particular, complex or delicate, solid or ephemeral, guided by a sense of visual curiosity. You will be encouraged to keep your drawings quick and loose with the focus on gathering visual information rather than producing sustained drawings.
These ideas will then be revisited in the studio and pushed further whilst the experience is still fresh in your mind. Students will use a range of media to continue exploring their ideas and have the chance to prepare surfaces with a mind to going out sketching again in the afternoon.
A sketchbook is a visual notebook and should be made entirely for yourself. You can be indulgent and cram it full of marks and surfaces, colours and thoughts. l hope students will realise how easily a sketchbook can be carried with them and used to record all manner of visual information that they can then use to inform their artistic practice.